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David Essex to Headline UK Tour of Aspects of Love


The Really Useful Group's website reports that David Essex will headline an upcoming U.K. tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1989 musical Aspects of Love.

Essex, who originated the role of Che in the original London production of Webber's Evita, will play Uncle George in the tour, which will begin at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle on August 31 and also play engagements in Milton Keynes, Cardiff, Aberdeen, Bradford, Stoke on Trent, Manchester, Glasgow, Wolverhampton, Plymouth, Norwich and Bath.

Aspects of Love features music by Webber and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart.  The show is set in 1947.  "English student Alex Dillingham, travelling through France before his call up, falls in love with the alluring actress Rose Vibert. After a little persuasion, Rose joins Alex at his uncle's villa. As the pair embark on a passionate affair, the unexpected arrival of Uncle George changes their lives forever. From the cobbled streets of Paris to the mountains of the Pyrenees, Aspects of Love is a heartbreaking love story spanning twenty years. Passion, desire, family ties and friendship bind six people and three generations together as they come to appreciate how love changes everything…," state press notes.

The tour will be directed by Nikolai Foster, with designs by Rob Jones. Kenny Wax and Michael Harrison, with PW Productions, will produce Aspects of Love, which originally starred Michael Ball, Ann Crumb and Kevin Colson in both its West End and Broadway runs.

Essex has written, recorded and produced albums and singles that have sold millions of copies worldwide. He has twenty three Top 30 hits to his name including the number one singles "Hold Me Close" and "Gonna Make You a Star." Other stage credits include Jesus in the original London production of Godspell and Sir Tony Lumpkin in She Stoops to Conquer, directed by Sir Peter Hall.

Visit for more information on the show and on tour dates.


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